Summer 2015 - HIST 436 D100

British Columbia (4)

Class Number: 4200

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 11 – Aug 10, 2015: Fri, 9:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 12, 2015
    Wed, 12:00–3:00 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101 and 102.



Selected problems in the social, cultural, economic and political development of British Columbia.


History 436 is designed to provide students with a broad coverage of British Columbia's history from its origins to the present day. Covering the period from the time of native habitation through European discovery and settlement, forward to Canadian Confederation and beyond, this course addresses a variety of issues and concerns central not only to British Columbian history, but to all of Canadian society. Thus in the end, while maintaining a particular focus on British Columbia, the ultimate goal is to place this region's history into the framework of Canadian and North American development.   This course will be heavily based around discussion. Class format may include a lecture at the end of each seminar to provide some historical context for the next class. Students will come away from the lecture with a general idea of events and issues related to the specific period being addressed. Thus, armed with historical ammunition, the following class will hopefully foster greater debate and discussion on the readings.


  • Seminar participation 25%
  • Critical Article Review 20%
  • Research essay 35%
  • Research presentation 20%



Robin Fisher, Contact and Conflict: Indian-European Relations in British Columbia, 1774-1890.

W. Peter Ward, White Canada Forever -- Popular Attitudes and Public Policy Towards Orientals in British Columbia. 3rd edition.

Patricia E. Roy and John Herd Thompson – British Columbia: Land of Promises

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